Woven in the region of Caucasus mountains, this 120+ year old vegetable dyed wool Kazak embodies the geometric and bold design and color that are traditional features of these rugs. Perhaps that is why they are some of the most widely collected and prized of the Caucasian rugs. Some of the earliest Kazaks woven date back as far as 1700 BC.
These rugs are very powerful in design and this Kazak shows of bold, natural dyes that were slowly cooked into the tribe member’s own sheep’s wool. This rug features large medallions in the field on a navy blue ground. Looking closely, you’ll spot 2 scorpion motifs on the rug on two corners of the main field. These are old world elements and quite symbolic about the weavers, their beliefs and culture.
This Kazak has time worn character and is in great shape considering age, history and use. This wool rug sits on a soft wool foundation and the handle is phenomenal, floppy and shows off beautiful abrash.
Handwoven circa 1880 with vegetable dyed wool.
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